Platte County Health Department, Clay County Health Department, Cass County Health Department, Jackson County, Independence Health Department and Kansas City, Missouri Health Department now accept one another's food handler photo ID cards as their own!
The Platte County class is held every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. For a printable version of the Food Handler Calendar Click Here!
Platte County requires 1 in 5 people on duty have a food handler's certification.
Parking is limited so carpooling is encouraged. Parking is available for physically disabled persons. If you are not disabled please park in the lowest lot (near the Parkville Nature Sanctuary). We like to keep parking spaces nearest the building open to clients with strollers and small children.
A registration form must be completed and delivered to the Platte County Health Department, with payment, prior to class. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!! Registration forms may be delivered in person or mailed to: Platte County Health Department, 212 Marshall Road, Platte City, MO 64079. Registration is also available for the in person class by Clicking here (Convenience fees may apply).
Cost: $20.00 non-refundable fee. Late arrivals will not be admitted and must reschedule to attend a future class.
Photo identification is required at the time of class.
The class is held at the Platte County Health Department's Parkville location at:
1201 East Street
Parkville, MO 64152
Phone (816) 587-5998
Driving Directions - Click here.
Have You Received Formal Food Safety Training Elsewhere?
Formal training from an agency other than the Platte County Health Department, Clay County Health Department, or Kansas City, Missouri Health Department will be evaluated on an individual basis to determine if the training meets the Platte County Health Department's requirements regarding registration of food handlers.
If the Platte County Health Department determines that training received elsewhere does meet the requirements, those individuals may become Certified Food Handlers by completing a registration form, paying a $10.00 fee, and obtaining a photo ID from the Platte County Health Department. Photos for this type of certification will be taken at the Platte County Health Department, 1201 East Street, Parkville, Missouri or 212 Marshall Road, Platte City, Missouri Monday-Friday from 8:00 to 4:30 PM. Photos for online certification are also available at Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:30.
For more information, contact the Environmental Health Division at (816) 858-2412.
Can't make it to class in person?
We have partnered with StateFoodSafety.com They have developed the industry leading online trainingcourse for food handlers. This 75 minute course offers engaging training and testing on important food handler issues from personal hygiene, cross contamination to time and temperature abuse. It is presented in a fully interactive, audio-visual format in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Take the Online Food Safety class here.
Are you a manager or owner and want to learn more about food safety in your establishment?
PCHD also offers the TheServSafe®
manager's certification program. The program provides food safety training, exams and educational materials to foodservice managers. Students can earn the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-Conference for Food Protection (CFP).
The program blends the latest FDA Food Code
, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts.
Call 816.858.2412 to register for the next Manger's class today!
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